What we do and how we work

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and to over five million visitors a year.

An open plan modern working space

Some of these services we deliver include…

Care for the elderly, children’s safeguarding, libraries, road maintenance, fire and rescue service, recycling, parks, street cleaning, countryside management, social housing, town planning, tourism support and trading standards.

We deliver these services through our employees who work directly for the Council and through our many other Council owned companies and organisations.

  • Cormac is our arms length highways and operational services company.
  • Cornwall Housing manages our stock of council homes and provides maintenance and other tenant services.
  • Tempus Leisure is a charitable trust which manages our leisure centres.
  • The council owns the main commercial airport in the County and Cornwall Development Company is our arms length economic development organisation.

We also have close links with Cornwall’s health organisations, colleges and universities and work closely with the police, town and parish councils and the voluntary sector.

Outside image of New County hall, Truro

With its beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and superb community spirit, Cornwall is a great place to live.

With a competitive employee reward package that attracts, retains and motivates our employees; open plan working environments in most offices, good business systems and a can do culture where talented people thrive, Cornwall Council is a great place to work.

We have 123 elected councillors and as Cornwall is such a large rural area, our councillors and the towns and parishes they represent are grouped into 19 community networks, which are the focus of our local community work.

The political leadership comes from the Leader and a further nine Cabinet members. Each Cabinet member is supported by a Portfolio Advisory Committee. And in this way most councillors have an opportunity to influence important decisions which affect the whole of Cornwall.

If you would like a discussion about living and working in Cornwall, including relocation arrangements, please contact one of our Resourcing Advisers on 01872 323800 or email careers@cornwall.gov.uk to arrange a call-back.